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Damage Control: White House Scrambling to Minimize National Discussion About Trump’s Mental Fitness for Job As US President

Damage Control: White House Scrambling to Minimize National Discussion About Trump’s Mental Fitness for Job As US President

🕔14:42, 9.Jan 2018

Trump privately resents the now-regular chatter on cable television news shows about his mental health and views the issue as “an invented fact” and “a joke” much like the Russia probe, according to one person who recently discussed it with him.

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Bill Clinton Calls for Release of Reuters Journalists in Myanmar

Bill Clinton Calls for Release of Reuters Journalists in Myanmar

🕔14:17, 9.Jan 2018

“A free press is critical to a free society – the detention of journalists anywhere is unacceptable. The Reuters journalists being held in Myanmar should be released immediately,” Clinton said in a Twitter post.

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Parliament in Israel Passes Law Governing Trading on Jewish Sabbath

Parliament in Israel Passes Law Governing Trading on Jewish Sabbath

🕔14:04, 9.Jan 2018

TThe bill, passed by a 58-to-57 vote, affords Israel interior minister the right to cancel municipal by-laws that local councils may wish to enact to allow the opening of shops and restaurants in their areas during the Sabbath.

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North Korea in Rare Talks With South Korea Promises to Send Delegation to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea

North Korea in Rare Talks With South Korea Promises to Send Delegation to Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea

🕔13:45, 9.Jan 2018

North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it would send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily so the visit could take place.

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Toby Young Embarrasses Theresa May By Quitting Watchdog for British Universities Job

Toby Young Embarrasses Theresa May By Quitting Watchdog for British Universities Job

🕔13:35, 9.Jan 2018

Toby Young resignation came amid a cabinet reshuffle meant to stamp Theresa May’s authority on the government but derided in newspapers as a shambles, after one senior minister quit rather than take a new job and another talked May out of changing his role.

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Muhammadu Buhari: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

Muhammadu Buhari: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

🕔12:52, 9.Jan 2018

In 2015, the Buhari campaign train was so hypnotic most Nigerian voters jumped onto it. Less than three years later, the same persons are struggling to jump off the train. Out of the 15 million persons who voted for Buhari in 2015, millions of them have lost their jobs. Today, the strongest and most vocal supporters of the Buhari proposition are all so embarrassed they have chosen to keep quiet. One of them is now a self-appointed referee of Nigerian democracy going about with a RED CARD.

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Olusegun Obasanjo Says Not Ripe to Determine If He Will Support Muhammadu Buhari’s Second Term

Olusegun Obasanjo Says Not Ripe to Determine If He Will Support Muhammadu Buhari’s Second Term

🕔12:43, 9.Jan 2018

Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that it is not yet ripe to determine if he will support President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid for a second term in office or not. Having ditched the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which brought him to power for eight years, Obasanjo in 2014 threw his weight behind Buhari and invariably the All Progressives Congress (APC) as against the PDP administration led by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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‘The Weeknd’ Dumps H&M Because of Racially Insensitive Product Photo

‘The Weeknd’ Dumps H&M Because of Racially Insensitive Product Photo

🕔09:52, 9.Jan 2018

“Shocked and embarrassed” is how Abel Tesfaye — better known as Grammy award-winning artist The Weeknd — says he felt upon seeing a controversial product shot from H&M, with whom Tesfaye has collaborated on a number of projects.

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Theresa May’s Bid to Renew Her Government With Cabinet Reshuffle Falls Flat

Theresa May’s Bid to Renew Her Government With Cabinet Reshuffle Falls Flat

🕔09:24, 9.Jan 2018

Theresa May had wanted to keep Justine Greening in her top team, but failed to stop her quitting with the former education secretary rejecting a transfer to another department. One senior Conservative MP said: “If this was meant to show she has the power to reshuffle her Cabinet, it has shown the complete opposite.”

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Oprah Winfrey Official Biography and Profile

Oprah Winfrey Official Biography and Profile

🕔01:00, 9.Jan 2018

Through the power of media, Oprah Winfrey has created an unparalleled connection with people around the world. As host and supervising producer of the top-rated, award-winning The Oprah Winfrey Show, she entertained, enlightened and uplifted millions of viewers for 25 years. Her accomplishments as a global media leader and philanthropist have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.

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Oprah Winfrey ‘Actively Thinking’ About Running for United States President

Oprah Winfrey ‘Actively Thinking’ About Running for United States President

🕔19:58, 8.Jan 2018

The two friends, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, talked in the wake of Winfrey’s extraordinary speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, which spurred chatter about a 2020 run. Some of Oprah Winfrey’s confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said. “President Winfrey” was the talk of the entertainment world after Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes. And the “Oprah for president?” possibility was a top story on morning TV.

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Russian Embassy Slams BBC Over Use of ‘Russian Gangster’ Cliché in McMafia Series

Russian Embassy Slams BBC Over Use of ‘Russian Gangster’ Cliché in McMafia Series

🕔11:14, 7.Jan 2018

Russian Embassy in the UK says McMafia, a new BBC series depicting Russian gangsters living in London, is a barely disguised dig at Russians, and inaccurate to boot. “Good that our followers are not buying into the clichés BBC is spreading,” the Embassy quipped.

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US Underrated North Korea Nuclear Potential: US Intelligence Admits

US Underrated North Korea Nuclear Potential: US Intelligence Admits

🕔10:57, 7.Jan 2018

At the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, the intelligence agencies assured the president that it would take about four years for North Korea to develop a ballistic missile capable of reaching US coast, so there was time to slow or stop the development of such missiles and Washington could focus on negotiations and countermeasures, The New York Times said. US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster acknowledged in an interview with the newspaper that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was quicker in a bid to turn North Korea into a nuclear power than most people believed.

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Brexodus Happening Now Despite Theresa May Urges EU Citizens to Stay in UK After Brexit

Brexodus Happening Now Despite Theresa May Urges EU Citizens to Stay in UK After Brexit

🕔10:23, 7.Jan 2018

Liberal Democrat education spokeswoman Layla Moran said: “This alarming rise in EU academics leaving our universities is the latest sign of a damaging Brexodus. Britain’s universities have thrived from having access to talented European researchers, and from years of European cooperation through schemes like Horizon 2020 and Erasmus. Now all this is being put at risk by this Government’s botched handling of Brexit, where we seem to be losing all the benefits of EU membership while keeping the costs. These valued members of our communities find themselves uncertain about the future and unconvinced by the too little too late wooing by an incompetent Prime Minister. While they were frozen out of the referendum, they are now voting with their feet.”

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Rohingya Muslim Insurgents Vows to Fight Myanmar State-Sponsored Terrorism to Defend Rohingya Community

Rohingya Muslim Insurgents Vows to Fight Myanmar State-Sponsored Terrorism to Defend Rohingya Community

🕔09:34, 7.Jan 2018

Rohingya Muslim insurgents said on Sunday they have no option but to fight what they called Myanmar state-sponsored terrorism to defend the Rohingya community, and they demanded that the Rohingya be consulted on all decisions affecting their future.

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